Based on 72 votes and 25 reviews
Stay home and watch one of those stupid LifeTime movies. Girl on a Train is plodding bore in with a plot full of holes and an unbelievable story. This movie was no doubt created by the nutty man-hater hysterical third wave feminist hate groups.
I did not read the book so didn't know the entire storyline and thought that this was a good movie. Very entertaining and full of suspense. Emily Blunt was fantastic.
Very slow in the beginning and although the pace picked up a bit, my interest did not. It wasn't the worst movie I've seen, but wasn't worth a theater visit.
Hollywood has ruined an otherwise thrilling story written by the British author, Paula Hawkins in her novel "The Girl on the Train". The departure by Hollywood from the quality and authenticity of the book is a travesty for the sake of commercialism. These departures include the overwhelming use of the "f..." word and the "mother f..." words. This totally destroyed the movie for me and left me zoned out. As well, the setting of the film is a complete departure from the novel. Rather than the train moving through a working class suburb of London as in the novel, Hollywood has tried to glamorize the setting by having the train move through a New York suburb with multi-million dollar waterfront homes. As well, the chararacters in the movie live in these multi-million dollar homes and there is little evidence to support this lifestyle given that they are young and seem to have ordinary jobs. The casting of Emily Blunt is also another example of Hollywood trying to inject "glamour" in their movie. While she may be a good actress, she in no way resembles the overweight, somewhat unattractive, alcoholic main character described in the novel. Her red-tinted contact lenses didn't come close to establishing her as the same character as in the novel. The scenes are disjointed and the way the plot unfolds makes it evident about three-quarters of the way through the movie, what the outcome will be. So, for those of you who have read the novel, you may want to remember the novel as you read it rather than tarnishing your memories by watching the Hollywood version.
Not a good movie. Story line was not that good, acting not that good and a lot of inappropriate scenes of violence against women.
The most boring movie I've seen in a long time
Good movie, the book is so much more informative, I think if you watched the movie first you will be missing a lot about the characters slow moving in the beginning,but great acting.
Excellent murder mystery. A must see!
I didn't read the book but heard such good things that I thought I'd see the movie instead. What a mistake - I think. This movie is NOT a thriller, at least not what I consider a thriller. Not scary in any way; in fact, a little dull for the first 3/4's. I don't like movies that leap around in time - "6 years ago" "2 months ago" "4 years ago" etc. and that's exactly what this one did. I was confused and frustrated until things finally came together in the final 30 minutes. I just didn't like it. My friend said it followed the book pretty closely so I won't bother reading it now. Very disappointed with this movie.
I did like this movie. Had a surprise ending. All really good acting. My husband fell asleep but not surprising as there was not any super heros flying about or anyone being beamed up lol. He honestly said the middle to the end was very interesting. There seems to be alot of narrative movies lately.
I really enjoyed this movie! The female leads were superb, especially Emily Blunt. The story was suspenseful and keeps your interest throughout. If I were to criticize anything about this movie, it would be the unnecessary sexual content and bloody violence. I think the movie would have been great without all that. Still an enjoyable night out at the movies that lead to thought provoking conversation.
The acting in this movie was good, but the beginning dragged on for so long before it started to get better which was close to the end. It could have been a great movie.
Terribly acted, slow, non-sensical
Wow I can't believe people are only giving this a 1-2 star rating. Possibly you have to be an enlightened former victim of a misogynistic narcissist to appreciate it. The sisterhood will totally get it. Great movie and great acting!
Fine acting with nothing really to work with. Very boring.
I read the book and also enjoyed the movie. However, the transitions were hard to follow. Emily Blunt did a great job of portraying Rachel.
Having read the book I looked forward to this movie. I liked it a lot. Great acting by the major players. My friend had not read the book but he enjoyed it as well. There is some violence.
Please do not waste your money on this movie. I did and it is total garbage, nothing like the previews. Gone Girl is a good movie this is not.
emilyblunt <3 my girl killed it as always
It was a great thriller for someone who has not read the book. Emily Blunts' acting was realistic and she portrayed her character amazingly. Enjoyed the movie!
Not a good movie. Skip if you can or you will regret and cry.
I've had the book for over a year and haven't read it yet which is shame on me as I think it would be a really captivating read and I suspect better than how it translates to the screen. I enjoyed the movie though and Emily Blunt did a stellar acting job! Worth seeing a solid thriller.
Save your time and money and go watch paint dry, thats just as exciting as this movie. It was so boring and dragged out forever. If i didnt have to wait to drive my son home i would have left.